The Central Bank compiles, enters, and processes statistical data. The statistics are divided into three categories. 

Financial institutions’ statistics include economic variables pertaining to firms and institutions operating in the domestic financial market.

Financial market statistics show developments in interest rates, exchange rates, interbank market turnover, and payment intermediation, in addition to issuance and stock of market securities and derivatives contracts.

Statistics on the balance of payments and international investment position relate to Iceland’s foreign trade. The balance of payments shows trade between residents and non-residents over a specified period, and the international investment position summarises the position between residents and non-residents at the end of the period.

Statistics are published in accordance with a predetermined schedule and are posted at 09:00 hrs. on the publication date. 


Balance of payments and external position

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Foreign position of the Central BankMonthly14. January December 201808. February
International reservesMonthly11. December November 201817. January
Balance of paymentsQuarterly03. December Q3 201804. March
External debtQuarterly03. December Q3 201804. March
International investment positionQuarterly03. December Q3 201804. March
Direct InvestmentAnnual27. September 201711. March
Portfolio investmentMonthly28. December November 201828. January

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Payment intermediationMonthly15. January December 201814. February
Interbank market for Icelandic kronurMonthly08. January December 201807. February
Interbank market for foreign exchangeMonthly08. January December 201807. February
Real exchange rateMonthly08. January December 201807. February
Market SecuritiesMonthly28. December November 201828. January
Securities offeringsMonthly21. December November 201823. January
Financial assets of financial corporationsQuarterly05. December Q3/201805. March

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Insurance companiesMonthly15. January November 201815. February
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly11. January desember 201807. February
Pension fundsMonthly07. January November 201805. February
Other financial corporationsMonthly28. December November 201828. January
Mutual funds, investment funds and institutional investment fundsMonthly28. December November 201825. January
Monetary StatisticsMonthly20. December nóvember 201822. January

*Publication is at 16:00 hrs on publication dates